Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been a huge point of focus over the past decade in the game of football, and even other sports as well.
So many concussions from the sport has led to several players and former players feeling symptoms of struggling to keep their train of thought, jumbled words, and even random outbursts of violence.
As doctors and high level individuals in the sport continue to find ways of preventing it, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is ready to step in and do his duty to protect the youth of America.
He was recently featured in a PSA video from the Concussion Legacy Foundation, tackling (no pun intended) the issue of CTE. It shows you a young kid in football pads explaining to his parents what playing tackle football before he’s old enough could do to him in the future.
Then, it switches to a high school football player discussing the same thing with his parents, and then, Favre jumps in.
He explains the importance of keeping your kids out of tackle football until the age of 14, and is even starting a movement to get kids to play flag football until they’re old enough to tackle.
Favre recently told TODAY that he’s not even sure if he has CTE, but he knows firsthand the effects of playing football at a young age:
“I don’t know what normal feels like. Do I have CTE? I really don’t know. Concussions are a very, very serious thing and we’re just scraping the surface of how severe they are.”
Check out the powerful PSA below: